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Can't open a webView from a web page

Is it possible to create a new webView from a web page (by clicking an anchor tag.) I've been unsuccessful able to do that any help? I'll definitely appreciate

— asked April 6th 2010 by Edison Leon
  • page
  • view
  • web
  • webview
  • windowview

3 Answers

  • Haven't tried this before but something like this might work:

    (in the webview, in a script tag)

    function openPage(url) {
        Ti.App.fireEvent('openPage', url);
        return false;

    Then in the webview, in HTML you do something like this to call the function:

    a href="http://www.google.com" onclick="openPage(this.href)"

    Back in app.js you have to handle the event by adding an event listener:

    Ti.App.addEventListener('openPage', function(url) {
        // put code here to open a new web view with the url

    Good luck and please post your answer if you get it working!

    — answered April 7th 2010 by Jonah Dempcy
  • Beautiful, thank you so much!

    — answered April 7th 2010 by Edison Leon
  • I've tried the above example but can't get it to work. Could you post a working example?

    — answered June 18th 2010 by Jason Calvert
    1 Comment
    • This doesn't work for remote webview anymore. The only solution is using xhr to store the remote content then assign the responsetext as html content to the webview.

      — commented June 18th 2010 by Daniel Lim
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